Friday, October 12, 2012

F-15 team marks 10 years

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A team put together to test improvements for the F-15 Eagle marks 10 years today. The F-15 Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force is composed of active/reserve military, civilian and contractor personnel from the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing. They test F-15 software upgrades to enhance air-to-air and air-to-ground combat performance, improve weapons-avionics integration and simplify aircrew displays and controls. They also develop test concepts, prepare test plans, manage test execution, analyze data, and produce test briefings, reports, and recommendations on F-15 developmental and operational tests. Some of the items the team has tested include better satellite communications and new radar. (Source: Team Eglin Public Affairs, 10/09/12)